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Trying to find great grandfather with no info

Posted 6th August 2016 at 03:55 PM by scmarquez73
Updated 6th August 2016 at 04:03 PM by scmarquez73

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My paternal grandmother Magdalena Gomez was born May 14th, 1911 in Cananea, Sonora Mexico to Crescencia Gomez. We learned in the past several years that she had a different father than her younger siblings who took the surname of their father Dionisio Macedo. My grandmother was not given any information of her biological father. No one knows what the situation was or if there was ever any contact. I am waiting for dna results to be processed for my father on FTDNA.My immediate family have all tested
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Smith research - NC, TN, KY, SC, GA, AL, IN, IL, TX

Posted 19th July 2016 at 12:35 PM by SmittyInTheSky


I am a member of the FTDNA Smith Group R-M269-9. My work pertains to lineages that have been tied up with Linda G. Cheek's book, "Ancestors and Descendants of Smiths".

My WordPress blog contains my best examples of my current research. I have been using the internet to research these lines for about two solid years now. I make all of my findings (and musings) available to anyone who wishes to review them. I also welcome questions and comments on my...
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Hudson-Rhodes Working Hypothesis

Posted 29th December 2015 at 03:11 PM by Stephen Rhodes (Searching for Hudsons: My Journey to Find a Common Ancestor)

I am in the midst of developing a working hypothesis on how my Rhodes line is connected to the Hudson family. In looking at the relevant census records for the counties in which my Rhodes ancestors lived and around which time there was a male birth in my line.

The most fruitful possibility is Rockingham County, NC circa 1810. My 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph Rhodes, was born that year - which is fortunate because it was a census year. This would make his mother, Johanna Barnes,...
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A Little About Me

Posted 28th December 2015 at 08:50 AM by Stephen Rhodes (Searching for Hudsons: My Journey to Find a Common Ancestor)

Hi! My name is Stephen Rhodes. I am a United Methodist pastor and writer in Richmond, Virginia. I am married to Lynn Rasor and together we have five children: Cora, Hannah, Sarah, Gabbie and Abraham.

I began researching my family history in earnest in the mid-1990s. I have worked on and off with it ever since. I use Family Tree Maker to keep up with my research, and currently have over 15,000 names in my database. I have uploaded my family tree gedcom to Family Tree DNA and...
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Be prepared! Be very prepared!

Posted 13th July 2015 at 08:24 PM by RicknTX (Seeking Paternal Grandparents (ie, Doss/Nelson))
Updated 15th July 2015 at 11:27 PM by RicknTX

One suggestion for anyone who is interested in seeking answers to questions regarding their ancestry - be prepared to accept the bad with the good!

My sister and I have BOTH been trying to identify and confirm who our biological grandparents are. We know that our mother was married five times, and that children were produced out of three of those marriage...two from our dad, three from stepdad#1, and three from Stepdad#2. Well, after comparing my autosomal test results against my
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